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Poland Payment Survey: Payment delays pervade Polish corporates


Coface’s payment survey confirms that sales on credit are being extensively used by Polish companies. Although credit periods have become common practice, it does not mean that receivables are being paid on time.

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2017: A year of political and banking risks for emerging countries


Despite the recent economic upturn, uncertainties will continue to dominate the global economic climate this year.

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Global sector risks in precarious balance


At the end of 2016, global sector trends remained mixed, including in the regions that until now have been relatively spared by the increase in risks. Over the whole year, across 12 sectors evaluated in six regions of the world, nearly half saw their assessments change. There were 23 downgrades for 10 upgrades.

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Rising political risks in developed countries: the sword of Damocles hangs over Europe’s major economies


Periods of economic crisis naturally lead to heightened political uncertainty and this aspect is crucial in assessing country risks

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Coface publishes CEE TOP 500 Companies: Biggest players benefit from favourable business conditions in CEE


2015 was a good year for Central and Eastern Europe. The average GDP growth was 3.3%, after 2.6% in 2014. Private consumption was rising due to declining unemployment and increasing wages. EU funds supported investments. In short: CEE was faced with a booming economy. But how did the largest businesses perform?

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